Hiding/Showing colors for notes out of range

Dorico Elements Help

Product
Dorico Elements
Version
4.3
Language
English
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Webhelp
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You can show colors for notes that are considered out of range, such as notes too high/low for the instrument to play or the voice type to sing, or pitches that do not fit with the current harp pedal settings. When colors for notes out of range are hidden, all notes appear black by default.

Colors for notes out of range are considered annotations and are not printed by default.

Note

You cannot show colors for voices and notes out of range simultaneously.

Procedure

Do one of the following:
  • To show colors for notes out of range, choose View > Note And Rest Colors > Notes Out Of Range.

  • To hide colors for notes out of range, choose View > Note And Rest Colors > None.

Result

Colors for notes out of range are hidden/shown.

Notes that are considered challenging are shown in a darker red, while notes that are impossible or virtually impossible are shown in a bright red.

Note

Notes out of the fret range of the corresponding string on tablature are always shown as question marks, even if you do not show colors for notes out of range.

Example

Colors for notes out of range shown. Three notes in the middle of the phrase are bright red, while the rest are the darker red.

After Completing This Task

If showing colors for notes out of range reveals some notes do not fit with the current harp pedal settings, you can input a new pedal diagram for that passage or calculate a suitable harp pedal diagram.